Artelia adds to its range of digital services by acquiring Open Ocean, a specialist in operational metocean services

Artelia - Open Ocean

The Open Ocean team is joining the Artelia Group, a leading European engineering firm specialising in building construction, infrastructure, water, industry and the environment.

Open Ocean is composed of a team of oceanographers with a passion for digital technology. In 2015 it launched a web platform, called Metocean Analytics, which provides an analysis of marine conditions anywhere in the world in the space of just a few minutes. This innovative solution perfectly meets the increasing demand for productivity and profitability on today’s ever more complex and ambitious offshore projects.

The start-up caught the attention of the Artelia Group, whose track record of projects spanning more than fifty years has placed it among the world’s top ten maritime engineering firms. Moreover, Open Ocean’s clients include thirty of the leading players in the fields of marine renewable energy and maritime works.

Renaud Laborbe, Executive Chairman and founder of Open Ocean, says: “For Open Ocean, joining Artelia will enable us to supplement our range of services by providing our clients with all the technical and project management expertise they need, with the best possible quality guarantee.”

According to the Artelia Group’s Expertise, Innovation & Digital Solutions Director, Francois-Xavier Huard: “For Artelia, which strives constantly to accompany its clients on their path to digital transformation, the key benefit will lie in being able to offer ever more efficient ways of interacting, from online platform to physical scale model laboratory, in line with the requirements of each project stage. By harnessing the capabilities of digital technologies and Big Data, human expertise and scientific know-how, Artelia aims to go to even greater lengths to help its clients make the best possible use of their data.



About Artelia : 
Artelia is an international multidisciplinary consultancy, engineering and project management group specialising in the sectors of building construction, infrastructure, water, industry and the environment. With 4900 employees and turnover of €550m in 2018, Artelia is one of France’s leading groups in the sector. Internationally, the group has offices in more than 30 countries in Europe, Africa, the Middle East, Asia and the Americas. Artelia is 100% owned by its managers and employees


About Open Ocean: when marine science meets innovative web technology

Open Ocean is an innovative company based in Brest and Paris which has been designing online decision-aid solutions for marine industrial activities since 2011. Its highly qualified team of oceanographers, trained in the world’s best oceanographic research institutes (UPMC, IFREMER, University of Washington), specialises in high-resolution modelling, statistical analysis and data mining.


Link to the on-line version of this press release:


Press contacts:

Laurence Bois
+33 (0)6 09 38 67 84


Anne-Laure Paté
Artelia Communication & CSR Director
+33 (0)6 74 73 39 58


Jérôme Cuny
Open Ocean – Chief Executive Officer
+33(0)6 68 74 19 74